Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool's Champions League nous after booking Barcelona tie

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Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool): Porto had the lions share of the possession in the first half and the Dutchman showed his composure to keep them at bay. We needed that in part of the season you see the finishing line already, you need luck with injuries and stuff like that.

8 - With a 2-0 first-leg lead and his side in the thick of a title race, Jurgen Klopp might have been tempted to rotate. We had them, we scored a goal, had a big chance before half-time. His movements in certain times really caused trouble to the Porto defence.

"It's not a result that reflects the two games", Klopp said.

"Having a player with the quality of Joe, remember the season he played before he got injured - that was incredible, so we're really happy he's back".

The reds, despite their 2-0 lead, didn't look their usual calm selves but all that changed in the 25th minute with Liverpool's first attack of the game. "Even when we went in front it was a real good atmosphere".

So Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho and the incomparable Lionel Messi lie in wait for Liverpool in the semi-final.

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Klopp said: "We had to defend a lot in the last third in the first half an hour, that's OK, not a problem". Then we had not the best reaction on the second balls, so they had too many of them - especially in the centre.

Liverpool take on Barcelona in the semi-finals of the competition, with the first leg taking place at the Camp Nou, and it is a challenge Klopp is relishing. We knew going forward we could score. We play on Sunday against Cardiff.

Milner agreed: "The result previous year was a bit of a false result. We know how hard it's going to be: one goal can change the complex of the tie".

"I didn't like the last game, because it was really unusual", Klopp said.

Salah, who endured a goal drought in March, confirmed he was getting close to his best again when he coolly slotted the ball past Casillas after collecting a flawless diagonal through ball from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 65th minute. I didn't see anything of the Tottenham-City game obviously, so I can not say anything about that. "We have to play at our limit, and try to come through somehow". In the quarter-finals of the Champions League there are only unbelievably strong teams - in the semi-finals as well, by the way.

"His fitness levels are getting better and better", he said.